Sheet Metal CAM Software automates programming process.
November 17, 2003 -
Working directly with CAD systems, ProFab v3.7 eliminates need to export and import data. An icon added to CAD system automatically transfers data into ProFab, giving users access to tools for programming CNC turret machines. It includes direct interfaces to SolidWorks 2004, SolidEdge 14, CADKEY v21.5, AutoCAD, and Mechanical Desktop. It also offers Tool Library in Access database, Tool Wizard, and capability to program Wilson Wheel.
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Applied Production, Inc.
200 TechneCenter Dr., Suite 202
Milford, OH, 45150
Applied Production, Inc. Announces Release of ProFab V3.7
Milford, OH - Applied Production, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of ProFab V3.7 Sheet Metal CAM Software. A leader in the programming of CNC Turret Punch Presses and Laser machines, ProFab now includes direct interfaces to SolidWorks 2004, SolidEdge 14 and CADKEY V21.5 (also includes a direct interface to AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop).
ProFab automates the programming process, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of your punch press or laser machine, tooling and manufacturing techniques, while keeping the user in control of the process. ProFab uses advanced techniques for tool and turret loading along with the most efficient machine optimization routines in the industry in order to reduce programming time and increase shop floor productivity.
ProFab V3.7 includes a long list of internal changes to increase the user's speed and productivity. Most noticeable is the Tool Library. "We moved the Tool Library from our own database into the industry standard Access database. This provides users the ability to access the Tool Library from other external programs and generate reports in their own format," said Joe Bucalo, President of Applied Production, Inc. "To assist our existing customers in converting their existing Tool Libraries, ProFab will automatically archive any existing Libraries and then convert them to the new Access format."
Other eye-catching features are the addition of more standard tool shapes and a Tool Wizard to make it easier to add or edit tools. ProFab is also capable of programming the Wilson Wheel for cutting and forming.
Working directly with the most popular CAD systems, ProFab eliminates the need to export and import data. During the installation of ProFab, an icon is added into the CAD system. The user simply picks the icon and the data is automatically transferred into ProFab. Once there, the user has access to the most powerful set of tools for programming a CNC turret machine. From automatically selecting the tools to nesting different parts on a single sheet, ProFab does the work while keeping the user in command of the machine operation.
A 30-day live evaluation copy may be downloaded from the company's website at: www.AppliedProduction.com
About Applied Production, Inc.
Established in 1985, we continue to build our competitive edge by fulfilling our customers' requirements through the use of the most advanced equipment and technology. Because of our location in one of Ohio's largest CAD/CAM areas, we are able to attract and maintain the most qualified personnel.
Our highly skilled staff will work with you to provide a competitive solution to your manufacturing needs while maintaining efficiency and quality. Applied Production, Inc. set out to provide quality software solutions for sheet metal fabricators. By focusing on the specific needs of the sheet metal industry, our organization has built a reputation for excellence that now extends around the world.
For more information, call API at (513) 831-8800 or visit www.appliedproduction.com
Graphic images related to the release of ProFab V3.7 can be downloaded from our FTP site. Download the file ProFabImages_3_7.ZIP at: AppliedProduction.com/incoming